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    According to The Center for Responsive Politics' web site Pfizer Chairman and CEO Jeff Kindler has opened his wallet again for Sen. Hillary Clinton. You can see his latest "give" here. Twice now within the past year Kindler has given the maximum amount ($2,300) an individual can contribute to a candidate.

  • Presidential Candidate, John McCain

    I had a particular interest in today’s page one New York Times story on John McCain because I write for the newspaper in addition to my day job in television. The story created an immediate sensation as soon as it was released electronically, taking over cable TV political shows last night and dominating morning shows on cable and broadcast networks alike.

  • Senator John McCain presidential ambitions attracted new scrutiny as revealations of his close ties to a lobbyist emerged.

  • John McCain and his political advisor John Weaver (left).

    John McCain denied a romantic relationship with a female telecommunications lobbyist on Thursday and said a report by The New York Times suggesting favoritism for her clients is "not true."

  • Barack Obama

    John McCain accomplished his goal in Wisconsin’s Republican primary, defeating Mike Huckabee across the board, winning among conservatives, and shifting the GOP’s focus toward the general election. But Hillary Clinton did not.

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    Before the polls even opened in Wisconsin on Tuesday, the two Democratic contenders had moved on to campaign in Texas and Ohio, the two next big prizes on the primary calendar.

  • Barack Obama

    With big wins in hand, Democrat Barack Obama pointed on Wednesday toward critical showdowns with rival Hillary Clinton next month that could prove decisive in their heavyweight presidential battle.

  • A "futures market" reading from Rasmussen Reports projects presidential election winners based on "trades" made by the site's users.

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    I blogged on Monday about the pattern of support that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have attracted in Democratic nomination contests up to now. The key to breaking the deadlock of their close race is breaking that pattern. Has that now happened?

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    Intrade has done an excellent job of predicting election results over the last few years.  But now a little backlash has begun.

  • Barack Obama

    Sen. Barack Obama easily won Democratic primaries Virginia and Maryland on Tuesday and reached out for another in the District of Columbia in a determined drive to erase Hillary Rodham Clinton's delegate lead in the party's presidential race.

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    The Intrade market (www.intrade.com) is predicting that McCain and Obama will sweep today's Potomac primaries.  See how the candidates stack up going into today's election...

  • Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., answers a question during the first Democratic presidential primary debate of the 2008 election hosted by South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, S.C., Thursday, April 26, 2007. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Senator Barack Obama defeated Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Maine caucuses on Sunday, giving him his fourth victory this weekend as he headed into three more state contests on Tuesday.

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    On the way to an interview with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, I ran into one of the best-known Republican mavericks, Chuck Hagel of Nebraska. Hagel has figured in discussions of a potential independent candidacy by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg this fall, as a potential running mate for Bloomberg.

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    In their stump speeches and debates, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama often talk about pushing back against the Washington influence of the powerful pharmaceutical lobby and keeping drug company profits in check.

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    Mitt Romney's decision to quit the Republican race is terrific news for John McCain. It removes the challenger with both the money and the message to hurt John McCain politically, even if he couldn't win the Republican nomination for himself. An expensively broadcast attack on McCain's conservative credentials is not what the Arizona senator needs right now.

  • NYSE Traders

    Wall Street sized up its options  in a U.S. presidential campaign likely to pit a Republican with a history of breaking party ranks against one of two Democrats seeking change.

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    The race for the Democratic presidential nomination remains tight after" Super Tuesday," while Sen. John McCain posts decisive results in the Republican race.

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    All the presidential candidates are running on a platform of bringing change to Washington. But what kind of change will each bring to your wallet?

  • Apple

    Maybe it's because the industry is maturing; maybe it's because the executives themselves are maturing; but make no mistake: Silicon Valley is putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to the presidential campaign...